The ILO MLC, 2006 has been ratified on August 20, 2012 and entered into force on August 20, 2013.  The Convention is applicable to all ships of greater of 500 gross tonnage and incorporates the fundamental principles of eight ILO Conventions and updates and consolidates standards of 68 instruments (Conventions and Recommendations) into one document.

The MLC, 2006 is comprised of three different but related parts: the Articles, the Regulations, and the Code.  The Articles and Regulations set out the core rights and principles and the basic obligations of Members ratifying the Convention.  The Code contains the details for the implementation of the Regulations.  The Code comprises Part A (mandatory Standards) and Part B (non-mandatory Guidelines).  Amendment procedures for the Articles, Regulations, and the Code are established in Article XIV and XV.  The Regulations and the Code are organized into general areas under five Titles:

  1. Title 1: Minimum requirements for seafarers to work on a ship
  2. Title 2: Conditions of employment
  3. Title 3: Accommodation, recreational facilities, food and catering
  4. Title 4: Health protection, medical care, welfare, and social security protection
  5. Title 5: Compliance and enforcement

 

How we can assist

We are authorized by various flag Administrations to conduct initial and periodical inspections, issue the applicable certificate and endorse the DMLC PART II. Our network of competent MLC Inspectors can provide immediate assistance on any matter relating to the Convention requirements or interpretation.

Authorization matrix

ISM Code

ISPS Code

ILO MLC, 2006

Energy Efficiency

Ballast Water Management

Authorization matrix

ISM Code

ISPS Code

ILO MLC, 2006

Energy Efficiency

Ballast Water Management